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3rd Dec '17 6:47:58 PM foxley
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* Major Claremont in ''Film/BreakheartPass''. Although he initially appears to be TheNeidermeyer - with his over officious attitude and insistence on doing things 'by the book' - but ultimately every decision he makes is shown to have been for the good of the train and his men. And when the chips are down, he shows himself to be highly skilled with both pistol and the sword.
27th Aug '17 1:41:01 PM nombretomado
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* Invoked by Nikita Khrushchev upon YuriGagarin, who was just a First Lieutenant when he was being hurled into space. Khrushchev decided that that rank was not awesome enough for the first man in space, so he forced an immediate promotion to Major against all military regulations by the time Gagarin landed.

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* Invoked by Nikita Khrushchev upon YuriGagarin, UsefulNotes/YuriGagarin, who was just a First Lieutenant when he was being hurled into space. Khrushchev decided that that rank was not awesome enough for the first man in space, so he forced an immediate promotion to Major against all military regulations by the time Gagarin landed.
21st Aug '17 11:25:51 AM SeptimusHeap
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* [[HandOfThrawn Major Grodin Tierce]] spends most of his on-page time strategizing and trying to make the [[BigBadDuumvirate Big Bad Triumvirate]] hold together, but he does have a few very memorable action moments - and some of that strategy was damned impressive, too. Amusingly, many people are surprised at just what he can do and how much he knows, for a lowly major. A number of other characters in the Expanded Universe books top out at major, usually ones who don't have their eye on wider command but are pretty badass; among them Wes Janson and Hobbie Klivian.

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* [[HandOfThrawn [[Literature/HandOfThrawn Major Grodin Tierce]] spends most of his on-page time strategizing and trying to make the [[BigBadDuumvirate Big Bad Triumvirate]] hold together, but he does have a few very memorable action moments - and some of that strategy was damned impressive, too. Amusingly, many people are surprised at just what he can do and how much he knows, for a lowly major. A number of other characters in the Expanded Universe books top out at major, usually ones who don't have their eye on wider command but are pretty badass; among them Wes Janson and Hobbie Klivian.
22nd Jul '17 6:31:03 AM Piterpicher
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* MajorDad.

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* MajorDad.Series/MajorDad.
8th Apr '17 4:00:03 PM Frankencastle
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* Manga/BlackLagoon gives us Major Shane Caxton. Leader of the elite US Army Unit Gray Fox.

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* Manga/BlackLagoon gives us US Army Major Shane Caxton. Leader of the elite US Army Unit black ops unit Gray Fox. Also notable for being an extremely rare ''positive'' depiction of an American soldier.
8th Apr '17 3:56:32 PM Frankencastle
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* Manga/BlackLagoon gives us Major Shane Caxton. Leader of the elite US Army Unit Gray Fox.
11th Feb '17 12:19:10 AM wholockiantrekkie
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* Major Kira Nerys on ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine''. Though she does get promoted to Colonel towards the end of the show's run, becoming a ColonelBadass.



*** Major Kira, a former guerilla fighter, is strong, passionate, and [[http://youtu.be/e4BQzejs0IA fully capable of beating the shit out of you]].

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*** Major Kira, a former guerilla fighter, is strong, passionate, and [[http://youtu.be/e4BQzejs0IA fully capable of beating the shit out of you]]. Though she does get promoted to Colonel towards the end of the show's run, becoming a ColonelBadass.


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**[[Series/StarTrekEnterpise Major J. Hayes]], the commanding officer of the [[SpaceMarines MACO's]] on the NX-01 during the Xindi mission in season 3.
28th Jan '17 2:55:02 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* Major Reisman in ''Film/TheDirtyDozen''(pictured above).

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* Major Reisman in ''Film/TheDirtyDozen''(pictured ''Film/TheDirtyDozen'' (pictured above).
12th Jan '17 12:51:26 PM GuyIncog
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** ''Company Of Heroes 2'' features a Major as a deployable unit for the Americans. Deploying him is required in order to access the American heavy vehicle units, and he has the ability to order both recon flights and off-map artillery strikes. Additionally, despite his "squad" consisting of only two men in addition to himself[[note]]other American rifle units have at least four and typically five men each[[/note]] it still has the same two slots for equipping heavier weapons as any other squad - in fact, the first weapon picked up is usually grabbed by the Major himself!
15th Dec '16 1:12:57 AM Doug86
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* Major Smedley Darlington Butler was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor '''''twice''''': once in 1914 during the Vera Cruz expedition, and once in 1915 during the Haitian rebellion. He later retired from the US Marine Corps as a Major General. He also have the distinction of being the only badass in history to be named "Smedley". Did we mention that this man had a huge tattoo of the Marine Corps "eagle, globe, and anchor" symbol on his chest, starting at his throat and extending to his belly-button? He wrote a nice book which aired a lot of dirty laundry about the Bananna Republics the US used military action to ostensibly "help" during the early 20th Century. The title, ''War Is a Racket'' makes it quite clear which conclusion he was drawing about letting corporate and economic interests dictate military policy. Partially ironic, since every war in history is dictated in some (or whole) part by economic interests (yes, even [[WorldWarII that one]] was heavily influenced by economic realities).

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* Major Smedley Darlington Butler was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor '''''twice''''': once in 1914 during the Vera Cruz expedition, and once in 1915 during the Haitian rebellion. He later retired from the US Marine Corps as a Major General. He also have the distinction of being the only badass in history to be named "Smedley". Did we mention that this man had a huge tattoo of the Marine Corps "eagle, globe, and anchor" symbol on his chest, starting at his throat and extending to his belly-button? He wrote a nice book which aired a lot of dirty laundry about the Bananna Republics the US used military action to ostensibly "help" during the early 20th Century. The title, ''War Is a Racket'' makes it quite clear which conclusion he was drawing about letting corporate and economic interests dictate military policy. Partially ironic, since every war in history is dictated in some (or whole) part by economic interests (yes, even [[WorldWarII [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII that one]] was heavily influenced by economic realities).
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